Loretta Bozeman, the Florida grandmother of the two young girls who used a clothesline pulley and a jump rope wrapped around their Jack Russell dog's lower torso and suspended him upside down in a vehicle, has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty on Sunday reported the NewsHerald.com.
The Springfield, Florida woman posted the disturbing photo on Facebook last week, which went viral resulting in hundreds of calls to the Bay County Animal Control. When Springfield Police became involved, officers removed the dog named Charlie from the home as well as another pet.
According to the mother of the children, her young daughters were playing "animal rescue" based on a show they had seen on Animal Planet where a dog was rescued using a pulley device to hoist it out of a deep ravine. The children were laughing in the photo as the small dog dangled from one of the car latches above the door.
Since the photo was published, Springfield Police Chief Philip Thorne stated the grandmother has received hundreds of death threats.
The grandmother has since apologized on social media, and the mother of the young girls tried to explain the situation. The public, however weren't so forgiving, as they have been outraged that the young children were laughing at an animal being cruelly treated. Charlie was not injured, but remains at Animal Control until a court hearing.
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